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zaffer

[zaf-er] /ˈzæf ər/
noun
1.
an artificial mixture, resembling smalt, containing cobalt oxide and, usually, silica, used to produce a blue color in glass and in ceramic glazes.
Also, zaffre.
Origin
1655-1665
1655-65; < Italian zaffera, perhaps < Latin sapphīra sapphire
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zaffer

/ˈzæfə/
noun
1.
impure cobalt oxide, used to impart a blue colour to enamels
Word Origin
C17: from Italian zaffera; perhaps related to Latin sapphīrussapphire
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